Craig and Karen Ruhl
Founders of Faith On Every Corner
Karen is a Professional Photographer, Photojournalist and Stock Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Marketing Specialist. She began taking photos as a young girl. As an adult, she had mentors work with her, teaching her both film and digital photography. She has also taken many photography courses to continue to learn her craft.
Karen's images have been used in collateral material for local, regional and national clients. Her work has been featured in magazines and on billboards. Karen’s articles and photos have been featured on the front page of several newspapers in Ohio.
Karen is also a published author and speaker. Karen is the Editor-in-Chief, Writer, Publisher, and Photographer for Faith On Every Corner, a digital magazine.
Craig is the Senior Editor and Business Manager of Faith On Every Corner. He writes articles for the magazine and is forming the digital book group that will be a regular feature of our magazine and website. Reading and writing have been his life long passions. After retiring from a career in business ownership and management, he now focuses his gifts and talents on spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through Faith On Every Corner. When not working, Craig enjoys road trips with Karen, photography, and collecting and using fountain and dip pens.
Tami Thorsen is originally from Waterloo, Iowa, and currently lives in Rock Hill with her husband as both their son and daughter attend Cedarville University. Her family served as SIM missionaries in Bolivia for eight years, teaching Bible classes at the SIM mission high school. Prior to this, Tami served alongside her husband as he ministered for ten years as student pastor at Center Street Baptist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Tami has filled over thirty journals since the age of twelve, the same age she owned and drove her own snowmobile. During her high school and college years, she carried the name, "Super-SPAM," as she creatively and passionately spoke before thousands of young people around the US on how God's Word empowers us to be courageous Christ-followers!
Tami has been coaching clients for over 5 years and is a licensed facilitator for Keith Webb’s 3-Day COACH Model Workshop, held either on-site or online. Tami is passionate to pass these valuable coaching skills and mindsets on to others who desire their leadership to be the most effective it can be for God's glory.
Besides author, my names include wife, mom, and grandmother. My children include two grown daughters and one son who lives with Jesus. I enjoy my role as Bebe to three beautiful granddaughters. My passions include missions work and sharing the amazing stories of how we can find Christ in the ordinary. Through my mission work, I started a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. When not on the mission field, I write full time. I hope my stories can help you see God in ordinary events in life and inspire you to reach out as the hands and feet of Christ to others.
Blog at Turningmountainsintomolehills.org
Turning Mountains into Molehills (2017)
Rest in God Prayer Journal (9-2020)
Faith, Hope, and Love in a Broken World (12-2020)
John Alexander lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
John spent his childhood in a small town in east Texas. He attended college at the University of Texas earning degrees in Physics and Math, then spent many years developing innovative communications systems. While still working, he began writing fiction in his spare time and published The Enclave, a mystery/suspense novel, in 2010.
Since leaving high tech in 2014, he now spends full time pursuing his writing passion. John writes children’s books to capture their imagination and help them discover the love of reading early in life. He especially loves writing books that help elementary school children discover that reading is a fun adventure. The chapter books in the Amber-Autumn mystery series, including Christmas Garden, Grandfather’s Blessing, Golden Campout, and The Secret Room appeal to elementary school children. His first picture book, Words That Soar, won first place at the 2019 North Texas Book Festival. The Christmas Gift, published by Elk Lake Publishing, Inc, came out in 2019 and was a finalist in the 2020 North Texas Book Festival. His latest children’s book, The Young Artist, An Unpicture Book, was just released in November 2020.
John discovered his love for rhyme and released his debut book of poetry, Timeless Tales, in 2018. His latest book of poetry, Quiet Time Rhymes: Peace in the Pandemic, released August 2020, contains poems written during the pandemic offering prayers of hope and encouragement, heartfelt cries to God, and words of encouragement. He continues to write and share rhymes on his blog at https://quiettimerhymes.com.
Anna Friend has an exuberant interest in people. She enjoys learning about personal relationships, community interaction, social conflict, aging populations, and religious faiths. Her fictional writing seeks to illuminate and enlighten her readers to gain a deeper understanding of our social world and how it shapes lives. Born in California, Anna has lived in several states in the US, both on the West and East Coast. Her travels and multiple addresses continue to facilitate her interest and study. She is early retired and lives with her husband as an empty nester in North Carolina, after raising 2 sons. Anna continues to grow her craft of writing by attending professional writing conferences, participating in a writer’s group, and taking creative writing classes online.
Tynea Lewis is a teacher turned work-from-home mom. She and her husband live in Pennsylvania with their two children, and they love spending time together at their family cabin. Tynea remembers loving to write as early as first grade. She has a heart for encouraging others in the midst of their messes. You can connect with her at her personal blog
(www.tynea-lewis.com), on Instagram
(@TyneaLewis), or Facebook
Joseph Akinrinola lives in Lagos, Nigeria, with his wife and four adorable children. He is a pastor with the gospel faith mission international. Besides, he is a Sunday school coach, an author, a blogger, and a freelance. He has served in the Sunday school for over three decades. His friends and students call him “Mr. Sunday school”. Joseph has published five books with two classics titled “effective Sunday school management made simple and effective Sunday school teacher.”
As a regional coordinator, he oversees the activities of the Sunday school in over a hundred and twenty churches. Currently, he sits on the extended board of his Sunday school writing the weekly and daily devotionals read by over 2 million readers globally. His passion to reach the young people with the Bible truth on the relationship and Christian lifestyle, inform the creation of his blog www.thewisdombase.com. Also, he writes for online and international magazines. He is a member of Amnesty International.
Scott Dunn Bio - Scott Dunn is a Christian husband and father who has spent over 15 years in the telecommunications industry. He is the founder of Talking with God (https://twgpodcast.com), a podcast that seeks to educate and encourage a closer relationship with God. A northerner who migrated south and has fully acclimated to the wonderful area that is known as the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He serves at his local church by helping with the production and online streaming of services. He has a genuine passion for the Christian man and his responsibilities often writing about them on his blog https://justholdfast.com where he shares open and real life experiences so that other men can relate to the human condition and how that relates to a stronger love relationship with God.
Nicole Byrum is an independently licensed marriage and family therapist from Van Wert, Ohio. She is the author of Remade: Living Free, a book inspired by her work with women in recovery from substance abuse. In her free time she enjoys running, cooking, and maintaining a website which features a blog and podcast (you can check it out at nicolebyrum.com).
Pam McCormick is an aspiring writer who recently retired from teaching in the public school and community college setting and still enjoys tutoring Algebra at the local library. Pam had a story, “The End,” published in Isothermal’s magazine, The Mentor, in December, 2014. Pam was also published in December 2016 in collaboration with eight other authors to write a devotional book, Ancient Stones Timeless Encouragement. Pam is a member of the Encouragers’ Christian Writers’ Group that meets monthly. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and tent camping with her husband, watching old time westerns, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her daughter in Maryland and her son, his wife and granddaughters, Merryn and Charlotte in Fuquay-Varina. Every other Sunday, she visits a nursing home and teaches a Bible study, feeling very blessed by God for this divine opportunity to share her love for her Savior. Pam has recently chosen to work on being more health conscious by eating a better diet and exercising more. Although tough times have come along her journey with God, she finds solace in the Truth that God is always there, just a prayer away, ready to help her get back up on her feet and start afresh. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, she is seeking the Lord’s will for a book series, Celery Stalks and Coffee Grounds.
Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages. Her first book for children, “Licky the Lizard”, was released in 2018. She also has a story in the compilations “Heaven Sightings” and “Remembering Christmas”. She contributes articles and devotions to various magazines and websites. Her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon and Stephen Minister. She and her husband Alan moved from Virginia to South Carolina to be near son, daughter-in-love and first grandchild. The family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Hendersons”.
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Melissa Henderson, Award-Winning Author
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“Licky the Lizard” http://a.co/d/0a3COnd
“Heaven Sightings” http://www.amzn.com/B07NDMCRZC
“Remembering Christmas” http://www.amazon.com/dp/1604950595
Lynn Story Downham is a fourth generation artist who returned to North Carolina in 2014 after twenty-six years on the Florida panhandle. Her seventh family tree commission was for a “family tree for Jesus.” Twenty years later she is a born-again believer with a best-selling print, a beautiful family and a passion for sharing Christ through her art. Find out more on Facebook by looking up “Lynn Story Downham’s Art” or “Lynn Downham Jesus Tree.”
Dr. Kathleen B. Oden is an author, missionary, and Bible teacher. She has been the Administrator of God’s House of Refuge Church & School of Evangelism, for 25 years. Dr. Oden attained a Doctorate degree in Christian Theology in 2000. After a bad fall in 2014, she realized that she had to start eating healthy, in order to fully recover. She became a Certified Health Minister and a Certified Essential Oil Coach. She loves ministering to people and God gave her a health ministry called, Create AnewU Health Ministry. Her health ministry has opened the door for her to share what the WORD OF GOD has to say about eating healthy. Dr. Oden has published over 20 books through Amazon.com and several of them are about health and wellness. https://createanewuhealthministry.com
Inspirational Author Chad Joseph Thieman has written six poetry gift books, two devotionals,
and one coffee table edition of all his work called “The Poetry Treasury.” He lives with his wife
Tina “Bryant” Thieman in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Chad’s writing includes
faith-based, romantic, and nature themes. He has been writing for over 25 years and has written
365 inspirational poems, and many short stories, parables, proverbs, and devotions.